I have absolutely the best luck in the whole world. Not too long ago, I was sent an email from Peter Boltton. He claimed that his boss died in a terrible plane crash and he needed help getting the money that his boss left behind. He wanted to list me as his next of kin and I could share in all the money that he would get. I chose not to get involved because it WAS OBVIOUSLY FRAUDULENT.
Well, I’ve received another letter. Here is what I was sent:
I am Major Ralph Harland, a British officer attached to UN peace
Keeping force in Iraq, I am the commanding officer of First Battalion
of the Royal Irish Regiment.
We managed to Move funds belonging to some demised persons who were
attacked and killed through insurgent attacks. The total amount is
US$9.5 Million dollars in cash. We want to move this money to you, so
that you may keep our share for us until when we shall come over to meet you.
We will take 60%, my partner and I. You take 40%. No strings attached,
just help us move it out of Iraq, Iraq is a war zone.
We plan on using Diplomatic courier to ship the money out, using
diplomatic immunity. If you are interested I will send you the full
details; my aim is to find a good partner that can be trusted.
Kindly send me an e-mail here ralphharland@*removed-so-no-one-is-tempted.com* signifying your
interest and your full contact details.
This business is 100% risk free.
Major Ralph Harland.
Let’s take a quick look at this email. For starters he addressed it to “Dear,” Apparently the mail merges they use down in Nigeria, or wherever this particular scammer lives, is on the fritz. My name wasn’t even on the letter. Pretty sloppy for a supposed Major in the British military.
Secondly, my wife is British and almost every one of my inlaws lives in Britain and I’ve never heard them use the phrase, “…so that you may keep our share for us until when we shall come over to meet you”. Sounds like a translation problem to me. Just one more sign that this is a scam. I suppose it doesn’t matter if they slip up a few times when they send these out. I’m sure there will be at least one person that reads it and gets that little bit of hope that it’s true. That’s all it takes for them to send their information to this scammer so that the fraud can really start happening.
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